Food And Drink Articles
  • The Categorization Of Restaurants
  • by Jack Terry
  • Most people know of two distinct categories of restaurants: fast food and fine dining. Fast food is pretty straight forward for them to describe, and fine dining usually comes with adjectives and descriptors like "linen tablecloths", "expensive wine list" and "stuffy services." Between them, there are several more categories of restaurants that all operate on a slippery slope of one slowly blending into another.
  • The Growing Community Of Appleton, Wisconsin
  • by Jack Terry
  • More and more people are turning away from the trends of a generation earlier and forgoing city life in order to find a place with a sense of community. They are looking for larger towns that offer many of the same amenities that could be found in cities - and be close enough to a major metropolitan area if they so desire to go for a visit - but without having the large tax burden that can come with city life.
  • Creating Your Own Catering Menu
  • by Jack Terry
  • If you plan your party's food like a wheel spinner did in the 80's, walking the aisles and selecting food until you ran out of money, you will only end up with a horribly unbalanced menu and many dissatisfied guests. Trust the professionals at your favorite catering company or restaurant to help you create a truly memorable menu for your party while also getting the most for your money. Vanna White will thank you.
  • Setting Up The Fall Social Season
  • by Jack Terry
  • They may not be a fantasy catering league, nor will there likely ever be one, but that does not mean some of the catering companies out there are not all stars in their own right. Now is the time to find the ones that rise above the rest, so if they have to call an audible, they can still make every party a scoring drive.
  • Throwing A Party With The Lift Of A Finger
  • by Jack Terry
  • The first thing everyone does when they are planning a party is figure out what they are going to feed all their guests and how they are going to make that happen in their suddenly small seeming kitchen. A catering company has all of the resources they need to make the food when it has to be made where they have to make it. They have the timing down to ensure that hot food comes out hot and cold food goes out cold.
  • Making The Most Of Your Key West Vacation
  • by Jack Terry
  • When going to a tropical island for a vacation, there is a fine line to draw between trying to do too much and feeling at the end like you did too little. A good rule of thumb is to make sure the things you do are pretty special to the place where you are visiting. Here is a list of three things that you can do most places, but Key West, Florida does them better than most.
  • Finding New Flavors Of Fall
  • by Jack Terry
  • As the seasons change, so too does the type of dining experience people are looking for. These changes do not just affect the people eating but also the people cooking, especially those who focus on using fresh ingredients for their menu items. This fall, let your taste buds take you to some exciting new flavor destinations by finding different restaurants that embrace the season.
  • Finding Fresh Family Friendly Fare
  • by Jack Terry
  • Not every meal can be an ideal one in regard to health and nutrition, but that also does not mean that a family needs to settle every time they go out to dinner. Finding fresh family friendly fare is easier than you think, as long as you know the type of restaurant you should be looking for.
  • Creating A Theme Through Catering
  • by Jack Terry
  • Hosting a home party can be a fun and exciting experience, and creating a theme to go with it only serves to help make it more enjoyable. If you are having problems thinking of what type of theme you would like it to be, step back and think about what food you might like instead. This might just be the trick you need to make a decision.
  • Behind The Scenes Of A Catered Event
  • by Jack Terry
  • There is an old saying about ducks, and the reason that they look so calm and peaceful on top of the water is because beneath the water, their feet are paddling like mad. Anyone who as ever hosted a party might have some idea what that is like, but to truly understand what throwing a successful party is like, it is best to spend a few days behind the scenes with a catering company as they prepare to serve their food at a party.
  • Finding The Right Caterer For You
  • by Jack Terry
  • There are many reasons people choose to throw a party and, for better or worse, one of those is because they want people to talk about what a great time they had. Parties are a personal way of showing off a little bit about who we are, and naturally, we want people who come to our parties to leave with a favorable impression. That is why choosing the right caterer is a huge step towards throwing a successful party.
  • How To Enjoy Your Party In One Easy Step
  • by Jack Terry
  • The purpose of having a party is to give people the chance to mingle with friends, relax and unwind and just spend a few hours enjoying life. If you want to make sure the party is everything you know it can be, the trick is to stop trying to do everything and leave some of it up to the professionals. The first professional you should be on the phone with is a caterer.
  • Creating A Great Catered Experience
  • by Jack Terry
  • Back when you were in college, hosting a party meant having both regular and rippled potato chips, and that was enough to be successful. Now that you are throwing a great party, but at the same time, you need to manage your time, your budget and your stress. The solution that more casual fine dining restaurants are offering these days are full service catering programs where their menu items are available to enjoy at home.
  • Cooking For Anywhere From 2 to 200
  • by Jack Terry
  • People bemoan the fact that cooking for one is a challenge. That may have to do with the fact that most recipes are designed for four, six or eight people. Imagine, though, if instead of six people, you had to cook for 60. Could you make ten times as much food and still have it come out tasting and looking the way you want it to? Probably not, but a good catering company can make a meal of any size and always deliver the same quality.
  • Making The Most Of Your Meeting
  • by Jack Terry
  • No matter how organized meetings might be, they never flow as smooth as they should, they almost inevitably run long and everybody leaves feeling like they wasted the morning. The only people who probably look less forward to the meetings than the attendees are the people hosting them. The best way to make the most of a business meeting is to make sure something unexpected and special happens during it. One great option is to have it catered.
  • Catering Your Party To A Specific Theme
  • by Jack Terry
  • When it comes to hosting a party and deciding on a theme, some parties just kind of take care of themselves. Anything around a specific holiday or an annual sporting event typically has a theme that any smart hostess or host would know better than to mess with. However, just because you are having a party for no reason other than to have a party does not mean it has to be without a theme.
  • Taking Time Away For Yourself
  • by Jack Terry
  • It seems like it is impossible to find even a few minutes to slip away by yourself, much less a few days, but sometimes the best thing you need is a little bit of R&R. Leave the smartphone at home, turn off the computer, convince your kids that a weekend with Grandma and Grandpa will be fun, and just leave it all behind. The best place to do that on short notice and with limited time is Key West, Florida.
  • Getting Married In Paradise
  • by Jack Terry
  • Weddings are such a big deal and involve so many people it is hard not to feel stressed out about your own the closer it gets. Because they are such a momentous occasion in a person's life, everybody around them seems to want to get in the act. Most people's intentions are good, hoping for a fantastic wedding and successful marriage, but good intentions do not mean no stress attached.
  • Learning To Celebrate The Little Things
  • by Jack Terry
  • We have instant access to almost anything we could want at our fingertips, but that only leaves many of us craving more: we want faster, bigger, brighter, etc. By constantly being in this state of "go, go, go," we never get a chance to truly relax and take care of ourselves.
  • Making Dinner Part Of A Family Night Out
  • by Jack Terry
  • When families make plans for a night out for everybody, there is typically a sense of "either/or" to the planning. Either they are going to do an activity - go to the movies, play miniature golf, etc. - or they are going to go to dinner, but not usually both.
  • What Makes A Favorite Full Service Restaurant
  • by Jack Terry
  • The secret to success in the restaurant industry is having a dedicated following. The rule of thumb most owners and managers cite when talking about success is what's known as the 70/30 rule. This states that 70% of a restaurants business comes from 30% of their customers. In order to get that level of dedication and following from their clients, there are a few things casual fine dining restaurants strive to do.
  • A New Way To Enjoy Family Friendly Dining
  • by Jack Terry
  • You might be thinking there is not such a place near you, but odds are it is there and you just don't know about it. Latin fusion restaurants are the fastest growing segment in the privately owned casual fine dining concept. Part of that success comes from the fact that without even trying, they feature several of the most popular emerging trends.
  • Catering To Your Every Need
  • by Jack Terry
  • No two catering companies are alike, and when it is time to hire a company to cater your special event, it helps to know a little bit about not only what kind of experience you are looking for, but also what the company is known for, what their strengths are, and the little touches they do to help separate them from the competition.
  • Planning Ahead To Your Next Party
  • by Jack Terry
  • The leaves may all still be green, the pool may still be full of all the neighborhood kids - including one or two you do not recognize - and the heat index might still be flirting with three figures, but the truth is fall is just a month away and with it comes the season for hosting parties and entertaining friends. In other words, now is the time to start making plans and hiring caterers for your next big party.
  • How To Be The Host With The Most
  • by Jack Terry
  • As life becomes more overwhelming and our schedules become packed even more tightly with commitments and responsibilities, we make things harder on ourselves by trying to make everything we do bigger and more impressive. When an event comes up, we feel a desire to make it something truly memorable. That is when it is time to hand over the reins to a professional and work with a catering company.
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